NORTH OAKLAND NOW: MAY 7, 2009- ODD DAY!!!
on May 7, 2009
Happy Odd Day! According to mathematicians, only 6 days this century will be made up of all odd numbers- and 5-7-09 is one of them! Redwood teacher Ron Gordon has announced a contest for the person who best celebrates Odd Day. The prize? $579.
While some may be doing their math, others may not get a chance to, now that the UC Regents is set to approve a 9% undergrad student fee increase at all UC schools. Graduate student fees could increase up to 25%. Not good news for the Oakland North team.
And in that awkward little piece of land that dare not call itself either North or East Oakland, Piedmont Adult School has announced cuts in English as a Second Language classes. CC Times says that high school equivalency degree, or GED, classes may be next.
A court hearing for the men charged with the murder of Oakland reporter Chauncey Bailey was postponed yesterday, because the men did not yet have lawyers to defend them. Meanwhile, the Trib reports that the Chauncey Bailey Project was recently awarded a Community Service Award by the National Association of Black Journalists, for its investigative work around the murder. Proof that journalism can still serve a social purpose…
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